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and. it. is almost forces with links to al qaida seize control of the strategic iraqi city of fallujah forcing back government troops archie looks into what's driving the terrorist networks relentless advance throughout this region. we came here to try to understand how the group's been able to carry out large scale devastating attacks like the one commemorated right here what's behind the rise of all young men and does the u.s. really understand what's finding in this country. and in the russian city of volgograd a hero a hero in the face of terror. she was so brave she didn't even cry i was talking to her old atari. party hears from a man who rescued a nine year old girl after a suicide bomber hit the city's train station. and in egypt the government pledges
to widen its crackdown on the muslim brotherhood just a day after seventeen people were killed in street riots the highest death toll in three months. you're watching our team live from moscow i mean different things for joining me. as offshoot in yemen has threatened to step up its assault on the country's army that's after it admitted it was behind a suicide bomb attack on a police headquarters earlier this week. the terrorist group had has been waging a full scale guerrilla war for sixteen years despite intense efforts to bring it down assassinations bombings and attacks on military targets have become an everyday reality for the population artie's lucic aftermath of looks into why al
qaeda seems to be thriving despite all the counter measures. it's a bone chilling video the man driving this s.u.v. is on a mission to kill as the truck barrels into an army base in yemen's szabo a province a sickening act of terror is captured on film omar oh god god more than fifty soldiers died that day but al qaida went beyond simply claiming responsibility it released this video showing computer generated maps preparation for the attack and interview with the bomber it even included english subtitles and al qaeda leader is then shown chiding a group of captured soldiers to know that you and the americans are in a saying trench the american drones are in the sky and j. were on the ground of al qaeda in the arabian peninsula was formed in two thousand and nine. eight into a breeding ground for some of the most high profile plans to attack the united
states in response a steady barrage of a u.s. hellfire missiles but the shaab tack revealed a group that still both organized and deadly the problem with drones critics say is that they don't just kill terrorists an errant strike reportedly hit a wedding party in the central city of raw dog tribal leaders from the area say mistakes like that help boost al qaida ranks. in regard to tribes initially united to defend against al qaida but then we saw the drone strikes were killing innocent people which has pushed the tribes to sympathize with americans and to support them directly but the rise of extremist groups here in yemen is also related to the country's scarce resources water being a perfect example now in some parts of yemen they've been able to come in and prove the infrastructure as well as resolve disputes over water fulfilling the function of a state in the state's absence. that's. taking advantage of the chaos
following the overthrow of yemen's president ali abdullah saleh al qaida will. able to seize large swaths of land in twenty eleven under the name on sorrow shari'a the rebranded al qaeda offshoot fought with more than just guns aiming to win over locals with basic services in this propaganda video the group has shown streaming up powerlines in a long neglected abhi on province although western efforts to crack down on traditional funding sources have been successful al-qaeda has since turned to a different lucrative trade over the last two years al qaeda in the arabian peninsula has exported some twenty million dollars worth of ransom money and according to some estimates kidnapping has become the group's single largest source of funds foreigners can bring in multimillion dollar ransoms and in a country where nearly half the population lives below the poverty line twenty million bucks can go of very long way. person is getting maybe. sometimes one hundred. two hundred dollars
a month. that is a. business to do not necessarily because they believe in the ideology objectives of the leaders of these groups but just it's a business and al qaeda campaign for hearts and minds may sound bizarre but experts warn it's a dangerous tactical shift it appears that they have stopped focusing on trying to attack the united states and the west focusing on building a presence in yemen. that relevance to local communities so that when the u.s. and the government go after them they cannot then they cannot get rid of them. is that more dangerous so a lot more. than one government offensive eventually dislodged on social reaffirm
seized land that doesn't mean the group is on the run this man spent years as a recruiter and agreed to speak to me on camera without hiding his identity which in fact he now works as an accountant for the government. because many youth joined us willingly because they were looking for freedom justice and the application of sharia law they saw the real follow through on promises that was committed to yemen's future home a worrying future if the present is any indication the group stage a brazen attack on the defense ministry in the heart of yemen's capital fifty six people dead more than one hundred sixty wounded it's a bloody reminder that violence remains a key weapon in his arsenal reporting in yemen fourteen. meanwhile branch in iraq has gained full control of the strategic city of fallujah to the west of baghdad over eight hundred people were killed in the fire fighting
on friday alone making it the deadliest day in years the group has also been tightening its grip on the surrounding sunni dominated province and is trying to establish a breakaway islamic state locals there have long been dissatisfied with the shiite government staging regular protests and accusing it of discrimination robert naiman from the campaign group just foreign policy says the government's missteps have laid the groundwork for al qaeda as advances. al qaeda doesn't doesn't establish itself in functioning democracies where there's a broad social consensus that the state is legitimate establish bases and in countries where there's a breakdown of central government authority and conditions of civil war with a large part of the population sees the government as illegitimate you know we see this in. afghanistan reasons and yemen you know this isn't in somalia so and we're seeing in iraq you know the the reason art of the reason that
al-qaeda has a base in iraq is because a large part of the sunni arab population sees melky governance as a discriminatory towards the sunni arabs. security forces are remaining vigilant in the south russian city of volgograd following the two terror attacks attacks that killed thirty four people there last weekend the death toll could have been even higher if it wasn't for the bystanders who stepped in to help the injured after the deadly explosions hit the train station and a trolley bus we spoke to one of them it was just another day for u.t. and volga grad's a main train station but suddenly it all changed. there was a loud clamp the force of it was so strong that it smashed the windows in the doors of the luggage room i got up and rushed in to help people it was the first of two explosions that rocked the city just east before the new year the blast of the
station set off by a suicide bomber reached riyadh crowded area between the entrance and the security national detectors and. then i noticed a man in a girl's around towards the girl asked her whether she could breathe she was losing consciousness i picked her up and carried out of the station u.-t. saved a nine year old all following an ironic twist of fate she was there with her family to return train tickets as they decided to travel by plane in stat. she was so brave she didn't even cry i was talking to her all the time she kept saying that she wanted to sleep but she was just losing consciousness and i was telling her just don't sleep don't sleep there was panic and horror in the street and it took you really some time to find an ambulance for the girl. i rushed to the
ambulances but they told me the only take grown ups and that i have to wait for the children's emergency to arrive i apologize now but i thought that time i broke down i started yelling at them swearing and finally they took her. as soon as transportation was possible the youngest victims of the volga grad terror attacks were delivered here to the childrens clinic hospital in moscow and currently doctors are battling to save their lives dr c. the girl has damage to her lungs her mother is with her at the hospital and her condition is stable but serious as the first shock of what happened fade it all disappear and started to look for their daughter's rescuer they even posters or call for help on a social network. please help us identify the man who carried out of the train station after the bombing on december twenty ninth twenty thirteen he told her not to fall asleep the girl remembers him has been asking about him for two days
straight we really want to tell him thank you so that it was good we will meet again definitely i will wait for her recovery and will keep in touch so. i didn't push the r t moscow. timeline of the tragic events in volgograd and more reports from there are available on our website including the story of the youngest survivor of the trolley bus attack who was only three months old find out what saved the girl's life on r.t. dot com. syria's most influential opposition group is refusing to take part in an upcoming peace conference in geneva in a few minutes we ask how that could affect the international efforts to end the long running civil war. and if there's one thing you can't do without at the winter olympics it's snow and saatchi is making extra sure it slopes are white and gleaming come february we explain how later in the program.
intriguing story for you. in troy arabic to find out more visit arabic don't teach don't call. the egyptian government has vowed to use full force against the muslim brotherhood as the group calls for more protests that's after seventeen people were killed and over fifty wounded in nationwide clashes on friday alone the death toll is believed to be the highest for three months the government branded the muslim brotherhood a terrorist network last month but the group is refusing to back down calling on supporters to boycott the upcoming referendum on a new constitution journalist and author hugh miles believes egypt is at the threshold of more chaos. to the moment general sisi and his government. indications that they want to reconcile with the
muslim brotherhood and they see in this very hall you know crowd around them. i mean one of the other side of the muslim brotherhood the supporters are a lot more to give out any time soon and the issue is that increasingly the center. position in egypt the people who. in the two thousand and eleven revolution joining up with the muslim brotherhood said it is. different to the old me and the current government not just from the islamist but increasingly from the secular liberal as well who. has been time back and we are going to move to more votes because it's unfortunately with no end in sight in sports venues hotels recreation sounds are already talking to fans and athletes to russia's seaside resort of sochi for the winter olympics
however if there's one thing missing none of the rest will matter and that's no but there's no reason to be worried and here's why. that's the biggest challenge facing so she's organizes is making sure there's plenty of the one thing the games hunt do without snow the new roads are flooded alpine resort to reach is up over five thousand feet making it one of the biggest lifts of mountains in the world concerns about a snow less the lympics were raised up to two test events in sochi had to be cancelled last february because there wasn't enough the temperatures here rarely falls below freezing but snow is being guaranteed and here's how sixteen million cubic feet of snow has been stored and europe's biggest snow making system is in place weather stations make sure the organizers know when they're going to have to act as mother nature themselves now we care for the field of play almost done so it's more than
one meter of snow right now on the slopes so this is this is the main this is the main pass there are four different forms of technology that have been used to ensure snow as snow vold has been storing snow for over a year under special blankets keeping it from defrosting. there are hundreds of snow cannons scattered around the slopes they use water from the mountain lakes to make artificial snow a special kind of snow salt is also being used as glue when and if the snow melts and finally mountain gutters these pipes will gather snow falling at the highest peaks transported down to the slopes wade will get an axe should boost with artificial snow of course technology is also being utilized by the competitors going for gold. i am in charge of ski lubricants including solid and liquid ones we're basically trying to figure out which lubricants would provide the
maximum acceleration in the saatchi snow so that later we could share our findings with the services that are supposed to prepare the equipment for a. yes fleet's the olympic games professional athletes use custom made sports equipment to maximize performance and to make sure it caters to the exact needs the russian t.v. uses ski specifically designed and shaped on comping machines they take into account weight strength aggressiveness body type who size and. each is wax to make sure they slide faster than their competitors or even designated wes's on hand to help now that we've seen our snowboard go through the process of getting into we're now at the final stage of the stage we're going to actually whacks it we're using wax as well as hard and all you really have to do is this now what this does is that it covers the holes that are on the board and
once those holes are covered with wax you then slide the hot i'm over it it's almost kind of like i ring out the snowboard and this is done for performance wise so when you're out on the slopes you're going to be foster. with a little bit of grip. every country has its own ski program made up of experts to help the athletes perform at the highest level each is top secret and far too technical for the likes of me time to test out the equipment as the snow the artificial snow does seem different in texture but in terms of performance the difference is minimal but then again i'm not trying to win a medal. not enough snow look around. to have almost all the top of longer logoff on the bar. or go meanwhile the olympic venues are getting the final stamp of approval from russia's president i did
a after hitting the ski slopes of saatchi vladimir putin put his hockey skills to the test taking part in a friendly match with russian hockey stars couldn't even brought the leader of along for the game both presidents were red and sporting number eleven i look go wearing number one the heads of state have some very capable support on their side when the game for them who they score of twelve to three. and wily and soft she says it is also reversed the ban on political protests during the winter olympics now protesters will be allowed to hold those rallies during the games but with certain restrictions head on line to find out more meanwhile as the clock ticks down to the seventh of february we'll be bringing you more on what the city has in store for its guests stay with our to international. show to more of the twenty fourteen olympics what's the stories like. this is. as
the russian resort prepares to welcome the world power the games should be present to true love so this is the report you for a look very cold and snowy windy mountain is to be dylan picks with. a key syrian opposition group has refused to take part in the upcoming peace talks known as geneva two the syrian national council blames western powers failing to put enough pressure on president bashar assad to resign the council is a part of a bigger and to regime block which is about to decide whether to attend the geneva conference on sunday however a syrian political activist amar walk off explain to our t.v. the opposition feels it could lose ground if the civil war ends. well we need to look at the opposition as not completely independent though the opposition forces factions are not completely independent some of them are really manipulated by the
governments in the region who actually supported them from day one and if there are certain governments in the region who do not want this geneva process to be a successful one then you know they will push for the opposition figures to withdraw but then you have the second issue of the opposition figures to feed the feeling is being fearful of losing whatever thin representation bill think they have of the ground so they feel that if they go moved hasn't really gone so far in promising them all sorts of. victories in you know the government is going to fall within a couple of weeks you know we're going to dig down present on assad and then have this sort of democracy and so on if this will be fulfilled then probably people will just say you know whatever. small faction of people still believe in them
great if the they will say you know you're not good enough and off you go so probably they're fighting for themselves here as well. to some other international headlines in brief now a building which was under construction has collapsed in the southern indian state of killing at least fourteen people dozens are feared trapped in the rubble authorities say at least forty people are thought to have been at the site at the time of the incident. a russian fishing fazul vessel has been seized by seller gauls navy off the coast of guinea best south two people including the ship's captain were reportedly injured during the operation senegalese officials claim the ship was detained for illegal fishing it is now being escorted to senegal the capital to a car with a crew of sixty two russians and twenty fishermen from guinea bissau on board. opposition activists in bangladesh have torched dozens of polling stations and clashed with police ahead of sunday's parliamentary elections three people are now
reported to have been killed in the unrest protesters say the polls will be rigged and demand a neutral caretaker administering over and oversee the process the government has so far refused to agree the opposition has called for a boycott of the elections and promised more rallies. and police department in the u.k. is decided to pay pensions to retired dogs who spent two years sniffing out crime sarah first reports on a welfare scheme that's raising taxpayers' hackles. they may be man's best friend but they're also an expensive piece of police kit well now for the first time in the u.k. and one police force has the side of the police dogs should be awarded pensions when they retire under the plans nottinghamshire police dogs who receive that cost of up to five hundred pounds a year for the first three years after leaving the. dogs.
when the. police officer. and the police officer. horrified the police officer. but at a time when cuts to services have meant police officers out of work the taxpayer funded scheme has been receiving mixed responses it is a strange one. i think it probably does. everybody everything is being cut back in the public service it just seems a bit strange that a police force is paying money for drugs they do a very specialised function pretty important when it comes to pretty important when it comes to public order a very very important in the battle against drugs but actually what they are.
very visible form of policing and the public really like see. so it's a really really important part of how british policing operates nothingism so police have defended the skiing saying this is right and proper that the hard work that the police dogs do. and it's fair to say that the u.k. is a nation of animal lovers there's some campaigners have blasted the scheme saying that to award dogs pensions at the time of austerity is quite simply you know what's coming. our london. next up on our team international a large corporation looking for gold comes up against guatemalan villagers trying to save their land.
recently the federal reserve system celebrated its one hundredth birthday you know that big con game that just a few years ago no one seemed to know about has been in place for one hundred years so let's celebrate the federal reserve by remembering all their accomplishments since nine hundred thirteen firstly they've managed to take the printing of money out of the hands of the u.s. government and thus out of the hands of us voters i what it comes to money who needs to mock received representation anyways they also managed to whittle away the dollars tagging to gold until nixon finally said forget gold let's print our way out of vietnam and because there's no link between the dollar and gold the purchasing power of the dollar has reduced by at least twenty three times since the fed came into being lovely but what about the next hundred years well if the recent
rounds of quantitative easing are any sign of things to come then we're going to be seeing a lot more inflation and big private bankers getting richer while we all get poorer bad people generally don't survive one hundred years but bad systems sadly can go on and on and on forever but that's just my opinion. ah. ah ah no to mining just to life don't have mining just to live. there's a future with montana. you know out with one time in a job with montana that mean that by montana lied to us from the start saying that
mining was a life these are. their business sharing their profits the people a son may go. the people of san miguel are dying. we're asking the government to listen are the legitimate owners of our land. they might be a rival across the caribbean because more about new. officers and crim white uniforms make up their golden cargo and like we call from nonetheless. there's no question the united states has a history of. america and fomenting coups in sas and nations the cia has admitted they were deeply involved north of arbenz and want to well in one
hundred fifty three out of all of past a major land before. this was going to have significant effects throughout all of central america it was right around that time that they began to seriously contemplate a covert operation directed at overthrowing the government to. force central carried off by the us there were major business interests in the company that was most offended by the reforms that were taking place with united fruit on the board of united fruit was john foster dulles who happen to be our secretary of state and his brother alan. was the head of cia and so there was a convenient link for these fears about appropriation of land with the cia the cia is not working to protect the american people its primary function is to protect american corporations.